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Re: questions on ACPI

Try filing a bug report on bugzilla.kernel.org, check out acpi.sf.net to
find out what the bug report should entail. Len and friends are squashing
a lot of laptop bugs, related to ACPI.

On Fri, 23 Jan 2004, Anders [iso-8859-1] Ellenshøj Andersen wrote:

> On Friday 23 January 2004 01:55, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > How do you then explain that without APM or ACPI, the fans do not start
> > > up leaving the system frozen after even small amounts of CPU load?
> >
> > Your laptop is broken and will never work with DOS, memtest86, etc.
> Good point. I never actually tried running the kernel without either APM or
> ACPI. It was always wither either the one or the other. It is possible that
> using APM, the BIOS was really just controlling the fans independently from
> the OS. Whenever I replaced APM with ACPI the OS would be unusable after a
> few minuttes because the fans would not start up, but of course this could
> just as easily have ACPI that was broken.
> Without any power management, the system wouldn't shut down using the poweroff
> command, so you have to manually shut it off. This is such a big annoyance
> that I never tried it without APM.
> So that's no reason not to buy an ASUS A1300. However if you really want a
> reason not to buy it, I would say the weak power plug on the back of the
> laptop. It has a tendency to wear so that it goes loose from the board. With
> the loose connection the laptop won't charge the battery, and when the
> battery runs dry..
> This is a 150 euro repair job I could live without (it's the second time it
> has gone loose). Right now as a temporary fix I have placed a piece of folded
> up kitchen towel between the AC adaptor plug and the network plug. This
> squeezes the power plug so it just makes the connection, as long as I don't
> move the laptop around.
> Anders
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